LifeVision Church Baltimore

Pastor Sherry & Deacon Tony Grant, Servant Leaders

July 5, 2020

2 Corinthians 10: 3-8

(The Message Version)

3 The world is unprincipled.  It's dog-eat-dog out there!  The world doesn't fight fair. But we don't live or fight our battles that way--never have and never will.

4 The tools of our trade aren't for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture.

5 We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ.

6 Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.

7 You stare and stare at the obvious, but you can't see the forest for the trees.  If you're looking for a clear example of someone on Christ's side, why do you so quickly cut me out? 

8 Believe me, I am quite sure of my standing with Christ. You may think I overstate the authority he gave me, but I'm not backing off.  Every bit of my commitment is for the purpose of building you up, after all, not tearing you down.